About this book:
Liber Chronicarum (Book of Chronicles)
Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514)
Illustrated by Michael wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493
Gift of the Burndy Library
The Nuremberg Chronicle included more pictures than any book printed before 1500. Intended more for the general reader than for scholars, it was published in Latin and German editions. It featured some 1800 wood block portraits, town views, and other illustrations, including both realistic and generic scenes. Some were detailed views that represented actual subjects, while others were speculative or imaginary. Most readers accepted the practice of using both symbolic and realistic forms of illustration.
From the Information : Illustrating_the_World section of the exhibition